I needed to go on a thyroid friendly diet and that meant banning a surprising number of vegetables. I was worried the effect would be weight gain so I have also gone low carbs, zero cane sugar, zero trans fats, partial paleo (I only eat grains at breakfast) and stick to low GI foods whenever I can. This effectively means that after my morning porridge or granola I can eat meat, salad and cashew nuts! But I have to say it's working a treat. I won't get on the scales (too scared there aren't enough numbers on the dial) but my clothes are looser and I feel so much better in just 11 days it's quite unbelievable. I wasn't going to tell family and friends I'm dieting but I am now because there is no fear of failure. I'm never going back to the way I was eating before. This feels right.
I just wondered if anyone else had any 'homemade diet' successes they could share.